You know all about the phone hacking trial, don´t you? Rebekah Brooks was acquitted, and Andy Coulson went to jail. But why? Why was Brooks, the public face of the phone hacking scandal, found not guilty on all charges? Why did Coulson´s expensive defense frustrate reporters? What impact did Rupert Murdoch´s millions have on the trial? And why did the jurors reach the decisions they did? Blow-by-blow: Crown v. Rebekah Brooks & Others Peter Jukes, an award-winning TV crime writer, starts at the beginning: October 2013 and the Old Bailey is gearing up for an eight-month courtroom clash. It´s a showdown that will pit tabloid newspaper executives in Rupert Murdoch´s News International against the British state. The journalists are accused of phone hacking, corrupting public officials, and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. After years of cover up involving News International, the Metropolitan Police, and the government, the judge tells the jury, ´´British justice is on trial.´´ Insight into British journalism and politics After tweeting the first few days of the case, Jukes runs out of money - and accidentally becomes the UK´s first crowd-funded journalist. New media exposes the old as the trial lays bare the venality and surveillance of the news of the world: its ability to pry into the lives of anyone who matters, at any moment: a Hollywood actress, a missing girl, a cabinet minister. It´s also a battle. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Jukes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042115de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the third Quarterly Essay for 2006, Inga Clendinnen looks past the skirmishes and pitched battles of the history wars and asks what´s at stake - what kind of history do we want and need? Should our historians be producing the ´´objective record of achievement´´ that the Prime Minister has called for?For Clendinnen, historians cannot be the midwives of national identity and also be true to their profession: History cannot do the work of myth. Clendinnen illuminates the ways in which history, myth, and fiction differ from one another, and why the differences are important. In discussing what good history looks like, she pays tribute to the human need for storytelling but notes the distinctive critical role of the historian. She offers a spirited critique of Kate Grenville´s novel The Secret River, and discusses the Stolen Generations and the role of morality in history writing. This is an eloquent and stimulating essay about a subject that has generated much heat in recent times: how we should record and regard the nation´s past. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Inga Clendinnen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001191de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This event was recorded live at the 2006 New Yorker Festival in New York City.Zadie Smith is the author of three novels: White Teeth, which won the 2000 Whitbread First Novel Award; The Autograph Man, which won the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize; and On Beauty, which won the 2006 Orange Prize for Fiction. She is currently at work on a book of essays on ethical thought in 20th-century fiction. She has been a contributor to The New Yorker since 1999. Language: English. Narrator: Zadie Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nyev/000061de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The singer and songwriter Stephen Malkmus, formerly of Pavement, talks with New Yorker staff writer James Surowiecki and performs.Stephen Malkmus began his career as the lead singer and songwriter of the indie rock band Pavement, which formed in the 80s and released its first album, Slanted & Enchanted, in 1991. The band later recorded the albums Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, Wowee Zowee, Brighten the Corners, and Terror Twilight.After Pavement broke up, Malkmus went on to pursue a solo career, releasing his first, self-titled solo album in 2001 and performing with his backing band, the Jicks. In 2003, he released another solo album, Pig Lib, and his most recent album, Face the Truth, appeared in May 2005. He also performs, with David Berman, in the Silver Jews.James Surowiecki has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2000 and currently writes the Financial Page for the magazine. His recent subjects include the effects of the DVD on the movie business, the economics of concert tours, and tipping in restaurants. He is the author of The Wisdom of Crowds. Language: English. Narrator: James Surowiecki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nyev/000048de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For soldiers in the 101st Airborne Division, the road to Baghdad began with a midnight flight out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in late February 2003. For Rick Atkinson, who would spend nearly two months covering the division for The Washington Post, the war in Iraq provided a unique opportunity to observe today´s U.S. Army in combat. Granted complete access to the commanders and troops of the 101st, Atkinson saw their war from the preparations in Kuwait through the occupation of Baghdad. As the war unfolded, he witnessed the division´s struggles to overcome a murderous attack by one of its own soldiers, a disastrous Apache helicopter raid, and fierce resistance from guerrilla diehards in Najaf, Karbala, and Hilla. At the center of Atkinson´s drama stands the compelling figure of Major General David H. Petraeus, described by one comrade as ´´the most competitive man on the planet.´´ Atkinson observes Petraeus as he teaches, goads, and leads his troops and subordinate commanders in several intense battles. All around Petraeus, we watch the men and women of a storied division grapple with the challenges of waging war in an unspeakably harsh environment. But even as the military wins an overwhelming victory, we also see portents of the battles that would haunt the occupation in the long months ahead. In the Company of Soldiers is a dramatic, utterly fresh view of the modern American soldier in action from the premier military historian of his generation. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Atkinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000487de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pass or fail? This special report from the pages of The Wall Street Journal takes a look at e-commerce in education. Part 3 reports on the effect of high-tech on established education institutions. Hear how traditional academic publishers are scrambling to adapt to the online world, the value of corporate e-learning, how the library as we know it will change, and why many experts believe that the Internet does not change everything when it comes to education.This report is available in three parts (´´The Business,´´ ´´The Classroom,´´ and ´´The Effect on Established Education Institutions´´) or in a special discounted collection. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/nb/wsjr/000023cde/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio´s most popular programs. Each week nearly two million people tune in to the show´s intimate conversations broadcast to over 300 National Public Radio member stations across the country.The one-hour program features Terry Gross´ in-depth interviews with prominent cultural and entertainment figures, as well as distinguished experts on current affairs and news.Though Fresh Air has been categorized as a ´´talk show´´, it hardly fits the mold. Its 1994 Peabody Award citation credits Fresh Air with ´´probing questions, revelatory interviews, and unusual insights.´´ And a variety of top publications count Gross among the country´s leading interviewers. The show gives interviews as much time as needed, and complements them with comments from well-known critics and commentators.This collection of interviews brings together just a fraction of all the interviews from Fresh Air´s history. It includes Terry Gross´ conversations with James Woods, Diane Keaton, Al Pacino, David Chase, Bill Murray, Peter Fonda, Dustin Hoffman, John Cusack, Anjelica Huston, Clarence Williams III, Gene Hackman, Samuel L. Jackson, Sidney Poitier, Uta Hagen, David Mamet, Werner Herzog, and Catherine Deneuve. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/whyy/000003de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Where were you when America elected Barack Obama? Kate Jennings was in New York, eyes wide open, completing her take on an amazing time: ´´the run-up to the election... a time when every day felt like a year and we became slightly crazed from worry but also mesmerised, unable to switch off the cable news stations, obsessively tracking the DOW, VIX, LIBOR spreads, polls in red states. So much at stake.´´ American Revolution is a dazzling and perceptive look at the United States between hope and despair: an election-year kaleidoscope. Jennings describes how and why the US economy fell off a cliff and how an apparently endless run of primaries and an increasingly rancorous campaign culminated in a world-changing victory. She surveys the characters - Obama, Palin, McCain and the Clintons - and conveys the concepts - derivatives, bailouts and moral hazard. This is an essay that shows America in fascinating flux: it is witty and poetic, acute and evocative. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Marie-Louise Walker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001186de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Conventional wisdom says the state can best foster innovation by just getting out of the way. In fact, government has historically served not as a meddler in the private sector, but as a key booster of it - and often a daring one, willing to take risks that businesses won’t. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/peri/000098de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hello, Benedict! How England´s accidental sex symbol became America´s newest superhero. Plus: Obama´s exit interview Graydon Carter on Donald Trump, the Ugly American The rise and fall of Johnny Manziel Scenes from Harlem´s most beloved restaurant Inside the Fox News bunker Warren Beatty, Adwoa Aboah, and much more! Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first choice - often the only choice - for the world´s most influential and important audience. From print to social media, the big screen to the smartphone and now on audio, Vanity Fair is the arbiter of our era. Listen to Vanity Fair on the go Get the latest issue as it hits newsstands Buy a single issue or subscribe ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: various narrators. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009300de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s the perfect listen for your morning commute! In the time it takes you to get to work, you´ll hear a digest of the day´s top stories, prepared by the editorial staff of The New York Times. Each edition includes articles from the front page, as well as the paper´s international, national, business, sports, and editorial sections. Language: English. Narrator: The New York Times. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/nb/nyts/170217de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his #1 New York Times bestseller, Bias, Emmy Award-winning journalist Bernard Goldberg created a national firestorm when he exposed the liberal biases of the so-called mainstream media. Now, in his new blockbuster, Goldberg goes even further. He not only takes on Big Journalism, but offers a twelve-step program to help the media elites overcome their addiction to bias. In Arrogance, Goldberg punctures the bubble in which the media elites live and work, a culture of denial where contrary views are not welcome. He shows how they base their stories on assumptions many Americans don´t share-which inevitably leads to biased reporting and slanted news. With blistering wit and passion, he names names and builds his case, revealing: ¿ How the media´s coverage of the Jayson Blair scandal missed far more serious problems at the New York Times ¿ How some of the toughest watchdogs in journalism became Hillary Clinton´s lapdogs ¿ Why the media refuse to shoot straight when the subject turns to guns ¿ What the real truth is behind the Ms.-information put out by feminists and passed on to you by their friends in the media ¿ Which CBS News icon is ´´transparently liberal,´´ according to commentator Andy Rooney ¿ Which Hollywood celebrities say the dopiest things about America ¿ Why some think the top journalism school in America is an intellectual gulag ¿ Why the only kind of diversity you cannot find in a lot of newsrooms is a diversity of ideas ¿ How some journalists, like Bob Costas and Tim Russert, do get it ¿ and how they think American journalism can be made better. Arrogance is one of those rare programs that can change not only a powerful American institution, but the American landscape as well. Language: English. Narrator: Bernard Goldberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/time/000316de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.